We tried driving through the night on the way there, and it worked WONDERFULLY! I drove only about 2 1/2 hours, then went to sleep, and Chad drove another 7 hours while I fitfully slept. The boys slept till 6 am, and Fiona woke up only a couple of times and fussed minimally. It was GREAT. Now, it did take Chad the whole next to day to recover, but that's okay.
First stop: Friendswood, TX to see Granmama and Grandaddy. We went blueberry picking:
and Grandaddy took the boys fishing with a homemade fishing pole:
Ethan caught his first fish!!! And then caught another 4 by himself and 6 more with help.
I was there for awhile, but I wasn't quite so sure about the heat and humidity. I'll take some air conditioning, please:
Benji had some koolaid and some cheetos. Here's the incriminating evidence:
Next stop: North Richland Hills to see Grammy and Gramps.
Fiona had her first ice cream cone:
Benji was given a birthday party:
It took me several days to unpack and get everything put away. Here's Fiona trying on sunglasses to look like a cool chick while I'm trying to unpack.